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FEMA announces 'National Strategy for Youth Preparedness Education'

from IAEM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Sept. 24 announced a new strategy to educate young people about disaster prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. The National Strategy for Youth Preparedness Education: Empowering, Educating and Building Resilience couples attention on emergency and disaster preparedness with community action that focuses specifically on youth readiness for disasters and related events. The National Strategy was developed in partnership with the American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Education, and 26 public and private organizations — including IAEM — have affirmed their support. "Children who learn about emergency preparedness experience less anxiety during an actual emergency or disaster," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. "This National Strategy will encourage communities to give children and their families the information they need to prepare for disasters." Complete details are available here. more

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